German Reunification and the TreuhandHow East Germany Was Privatised

53 min
Available from 23/07/2019 to 22/08/2019

The Treuhandanstalt, or trust agency, was responsible for privatising state owned companies in East Germany after reunification. From 1990 to 1994, this mammoth public organisation oversaw the painful process of converting to a market economy that led to sweeping changes and millions of job losses in the former GDR. A fascinating documentary on a time of euphoria and disappointment.


  • Director :
    • Inge Kloepfer
    • Jobst Knigge
  • Country :
    • Germany
  • Year :
    • 2018